This page is dedicated in loving memory of my friend, Don L. Shadburn (1939-2015)
My great, great, great aunt, Mary Rogers McNair, traveled the Cherokee Trail of Tears with her family in the Bell Detachment. My grandmother first told me about Mary when I was a teen. I later verified the story through research. The Trail of Tears is one of the most tragic events in Cherokee and United States history. You can read about it here.